Cardio Lab Testing RN
Job Title:Cardio Lab Testing RN
Department:7030 - Cardio
Job Category:Cardio Lab
FTE:0.90 - 36 hours
Schedule:36 hrs/wk; 7a-330p
FLSA Status:Non-Exempt (Hourly)
This position involves working closely with the patient, other RN’s in CardioLab testing, nuclear medicine staff, and physicians to obtain a quality cardiac stress test.
- Must have good critical thinking skills and be an active listener.
- Possess solid knowledge of physiology and anatomy of the cardiac system.
- Ability to operate stress test equipment safely and accurately upon completion of orientation.
- Ability to assess patients heart performance by being skilled at reading electrocardiograms, observing abnormal heart rhythms, and understanding need for the patient to achieve maximum exercise to assure accurate diagnostic testing.
- Educate patient regarding normal cardiac response to exercise/stress and ability to recognize when life threatening abnormalities require an intervention.
- Ability to respond appropriately to emergency events and distinguish quickly the level of urgency that exists.
- Ability to pay attention to details and work well as a team member.
- Willing to advance education regarding cardiac stress testing.
SPECIALIZED KNOW-HOW & REQUIREMENTS:
- Current Illinois Registered Nurse Licensure required.
- In-depth working knowledge of current concepts, principles and procedures used in patient care within an acute care setting, preferred.
- Demonstrates ability to document patient needs and assessments.
- Basic computer knowledge required.
- Thorough knowledge of medical equipment and instruments required.
- Demonstrates the knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients served on assigned unit. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient population served. Able to assess and interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s needs and provide the appropriate care, including age-related care, needed by the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patient group.